Our commitment to sustainability

Shaping the healthcare industry for a sustainable future.

At Informa, we achieve sustainable commercial success through thoughtful market focus and superior results for our customers. Being a sustainable business is central to how we run our events, how we make decisions and how we do business every day.

Our continuing evolution is fueled by insight, innovation, and collaboration. We are proud of our commitment to having a positive environmental and social impact on both the communities and industries we work within.  

1 - 4 February 2021

Dubai World Trade Centre

Sustainability for Arab Health

We know how sustainability is increasingly important.

Running Arab Health gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impact environmentally, socially and economically in our region.  We want to make the event more responsible and play a role in helping the market improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they want to help solve the big challenges in the healthcare sector.

Our three aims

ECONOMICAL

ENVIRONMENTAL

SOCIAL

1. Help our markets through inspiring sustainable development


We focus on:         

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market the event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships 

2. Run the event in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner


Our successes:

  • We saved an estimated 972 tons of CO2e, which is a significant proportion of the events carbon impact
  • Our promotion of public transport succeeded in reducing congestion caused by the event

  • Gained certification from the Dubai Municipality to ensure the lanyards collected from the event were recycled, preventing them being sent to landfill           
  • Reduced the quantity of print across marketing collateral 

  • By introducing the use of recycled paper for some of the printed items that we could not yet move to digital we reduced its carbon footprint by a further 18%

  • We successfully reduced the quantity of left-over delegates and speaker lunches 

  • We successfully brought in a new stand building system which enabled us to build our feature areas without any structural waste for the first time

3. Run the event in a socially responsible manner


Our successes:  

  • Successfully organised a blood donation drive at the event in partnership with the Dubai Health Authority and Informa staff were encouraged to contribute
  • A ‘dispensable collection area’ hosted by Emirates Red Crescent was organised for exhibitors to donate medical disposables for countries in need, helping both reduce our waste            
  • Introduced a wellness room and F&B for all Informa staff onsite we helped ensure both the physical and mental wellbeing of our own team
  • Intorduced registration terminals for people with determination helped to facilitate accessibility and equality
  • Our provision of tickets for 8 medical students to volunteer onsite at the Arab Health CME conferences helped accessibility within the industry